Université de Neuchâtel

Born to be sold? Start-ups as products and new territorial lifecycles of industrialization

Livi, Christian ; Jeannerat, Hugues

(Working Papers MAPS ; 3)

Territorial innovation models and policy practices traditionally tend to associate the emergence, resurgence and growth of start-ups with the development of local industries, either as industrial pioneers or innovative spin offs embedded in a regional production system. This approach is in line with a ‘lifecycle’ pattern of innovation and of industrialization marked by sequential waves of...

Université de Neuchâtel

L'industrie photovoltaïque en Suisse occidentale : l’émergence d’un milieu valorisateur multi-local

Livi, Christian ; Jeannerat, Hugues ; Crevoisier, Olivier

(Working Papers MAPS ; 5)

Développée à partir des années 1980, différents modèles territoriaux d’innovation ont mis en perspective comment certains systèmes de production régionaux se développent à partir de dynamiques d’innovation et d’apprentissage propres à certains milieu locaux. Ces modèles reflètent une globalisation économique caractérisée par une mobilité accrue des biens et services mais...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Photovoltaic Industry in Western Switzerland : The Emergence of a Multi-Local Valuation Milieu

Livi, Christian ; Jeannerat, Hugues ; Crevoisier, Olivier

(Working Papers MAPS ; 4)

Various territorial innovation models have been developed since the 1980s, offering a new perspective on how certain regional production systems have grown out of the innovation and training processes specific to certain local milieus. These models reflect a process of economic globalisation characterised by the increased mobility of goods and services but limited by those production factors...

Université de Neuchâtel

Knowledge resources and markets: What territorial economic systems ?

Jeannerat, Hugues ; Kebir, Leila

(Working Papers MAPS ; 2)

In their attempt to explain in ever more in-depth manner learning processes at the roots of economic change, territorial innovation models (TIMs) have remained centred on production. Consumption is mainly regarded as the expression of an abstract demand relayed by exogenous market mechanisms. Building on a socio-institutional approach of market, the article conceptualises an ‘economic system’...

Université de Neuchâtel

Territorial Knowledge Dynamics in luxury car industry. Beyond standard and production markets

Macneill Stewart ; Jeannerat, Hugues

(Working Papers MAPS ; 1)

At regional level a number of models, such as innovation systems and cluster have been developed which have been influential on this policy support. Policy initiatives based around these models are firmly rooted in a technological model of innovation and a standard market situation which takes little account of the socio-economic environment and the potential for downstream based innovation. Here...